Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

ALEXANDRIA

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. The shelter is open from 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774. The league’s Web site is www.alexandriaanimals.org .

Running free: Sanger Ave., 5700 block, June 5. T wo dogs were reported running loose on the Holmes Run Trail. Animal control officers took the animals to the shelter, where they were later claimed by an owner.

Chipmunk visits the vet: N. Howard St., 800 block, June 5. Officers picked up an injured chipmunk and took it to a veterinarian.

Injured dove: N. Payne St., 400 block, June 5. Officers picked up an injured dove and took it to a veterinarian. The bird was transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Cat goes astray: First St., 600 block, June 6. Officers picked up a stray gray tabby domestic shorthair from a residence and took it to the shelter.

Another injury treated: Commonwealth Ave., 1300 block, June 8. Officers picked up an injured crow and took it to the shelter. It was transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Injuries too severe: Duke St., 4700 block, June 8. Officers sedated a severely injured deer and took it to the shelter. The animal was euthanized.

Chow chow with a pink collar escaped: King St., 3300 block, June 9. Officers picked up a dog that was running loose and took it to the shelter.

ARLINGTON

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to the county. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-9241 or go to www.awla.org.

Surprise at new home: S. Monroe St., 2400 block, June 2. Animal control responded to a call about a kitten stuck in a window well at a property for sale. An officer removed the kitten and took it to the shelter, where it was held as a stray.

Keep off the grass: N. Quincy St., 2700 block, June 3. A woman reported a snake in her yard. Animal control told her it is illegal to kill or relocate snakes in Virginia. She was given information on how to keep such reptiles away from her property.

Opossum undercover: S. Ninth St., 2500 block, June 5. An opossum was reported confined to a lower level of a garage. An officer found the animal under an overturned wheelbarrow and released it outside.

Adopt-a-Shelter cat: The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is waiving adoption fees for cats 6 months or older throughout the month. Cats one year and older are available for $70 (normally $100), which includes a microchip, spay or neuter, and some vaccines.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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